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To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
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  To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska     Sports media has been kind of an afterthought in the state of Alaska. The state has limited connection with itself in this area, but there is…

How do You get Your News?
How do You get Your News?
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In the age of social media, people get their news in many ways. Through tablets, phones, laptops and computers, these platforms pose the challenge on how to connect them. Successful websites like Vice Media, brings…

Short news clips suit our distracted culture
Short news clips suit our distracted culture
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Actual stories, made by real journalists are not out in the open like the rest of this content, they seem to be hiding behind a wall of traditional media expectations, and much too hard to…

April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
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However, I do enjoy the live video streaming that has recently spread world wide.

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

  • Derrick Z. Jackson: Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis
    A conversation with Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, about his new research paper examining the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis in an urgent manner, as well as biases in coverage.  Jackson […]
  • Zack Exley: The Alt-Right on YouTube
    A conversation with Zack Exley, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2017), organizer and author, about his new research paper which dives into a little-known part of the alt-right media landscape, revealing its influence and worldview. In the paper, which can be read in full at shorensteincenter.org, Exley writes that political channels on YouTube are currently dominated by the […]
  • Meighan Stone: Media Coverage of Muslims and Refugee Policy
    A conversation with Meighan Stone, Entrepreneurship Fellow (spring 2017) and former president of the Malala Fund, about her new research paper which argues that the predominantly negative coverage of Muslims and refugees on U.S. TV news contributes to negative public opinion of Muslims, and in turn, policies such as President Trump's "Muslim Ban." The paper, […]

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